Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
eating birdseed? i think you're thinking of russell brand. it's a common mistake. to think of him. no, the truth is i think even most non-christens don't particularly care that for about 10% of every year the public sphere is dominated by this one particular religious celebration in the same way christian don't care that people say happy holidays and seasons greetings because you don't always know the religion of the person you're greeting. merry christmas and they say back to you [inaudible]. so you don't know. so what are these atheist bullies want? i'm assuming a dictatorship of godlessness. >> we're stopping the government from preferring one religion over another. >> we demand equality from the government and it's our constitutional right. you should be demanding it along with me. >> jon: yes! we should because you are perhaps technically correct, although i'm still not sure how your local manger scene enforcement program is going to get you to that goal. but you know what, maybe that godless man is right. maybe the government should force communities to make sure all religions a
Dec 13, 2012 1:30am PST
for russell bradford, supervisor kim for the late thomas west brooke. >> president chiu: anymore business in front of this body? >> that concludes our business. >> president chiu: to everyone a happy holiday, happy new year. we'll see everyone back here on january 8, 2013. we are adjourned.
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
and a woman were found tied up in the middle of the road on the 900 block of russell street around 830 sunday night. investigators say the suspects in custody shot read and the neck before dumping the two victims industry. the female victim remains in the hospital this morning and is expected to survive. 948 and we want to get a look at the weather and traffic. >> we have several hot spots right now. normally as we start to approach the 10:00 hour it starts to call down. it is not the case this morning. the east bay has a hot spot on highway 680. northbound at all cost of. emergency crews are still dealing with an overturn accident. the two left lanes of shut down right in here, you can see traffic is moving around 25 mi. an hour. both northbound and southbound traffic are jammed between san ramon and dublin. also trouble on highway 283 daly city. an injury accident southbound to 80 at hickey, the two lands closed there. the southbound ride coming out of daly city headed toward san bruno is going extra slow. the vehicle fire working at the san mateo bridge toll plaza. this is a liv
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years. the same is true of my colleagues, senator isakson, my neighbor in the russell office building, a gentleman in every way. he has been magnificent to work with as well. and of course my colleague, senator murkowski from alaska who has made some great contributions to the senate, with her consensus-billing and dedication and exceptio exceptil ability. i certainly enjoyed working with them and getting to know them. and to all of my senate colleagues past and present, this chamber would simply be another room with fancy walls, without the lifeblood of passionate service and dedication you bring to this institution and our nation. we all have our stories about where we came from, about what shaped our values and aspirations. and why we care so much about public service as a vehicle for securing for others the american dream, for all who seek to embrace it. in my instance, when my own legislative journey commenced when i was elected to fill my late-husband's seat in the maine house of representatives, i felt then, as i have throughout my career, that our role as public servants, above a